Period
to 21 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 19,039 18,158 19,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.03% 20.55% 19.59%
As % of the General category 53.60% 52.13% 52.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,289 12,615 14,325
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £290
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 169 264
England median hourly rate £22.93 £26.61 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.81% +26.69% +2.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.22 £10.89
90th Percentile £49.46 £54.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £21.63 £26.83 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.40% +27.76% -

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35,523 34,830 37,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.38% 39.42% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,497 22,993 25,266
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £267
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 828 890
England median hourly rate £26.93 £24.23 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.17% -3.10% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.78 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 11,650 £525 +2.44% 2,208
South East 0 2,720 £450 +5.88% 535
North of England -2 1,761 £413 +2.48% 619
Midlands -2 1,081 £410 -0.61% 296
South West +1 1,072 £425 +4.94% 260
North West -2 868 £413 +3.13% 318
Yorkshire -1 781 £405 -2.11% 255
East of England +1 689 £488 +8.33% 247
West Midlands -3 588 £425 +6.25% 190
East Midlands -1 445 £375 -11.76% 103
North East -6 119 £475 +22.58% 46
South Coast +1 4 £563 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 5,342 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 3,787 (19.89%) Banking
3 2,972 (15.61%) SQL
4 2,459 (12.92%) Java
5 2,298 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,152 (11.30%) Project Management
7 2,146 (11.27%) Microsoft
8 1,785 (9.38%) Oracle
9 1,741 (9.14%) JavaScript
10 1,725 (9.06%) C#
11 1,591 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
12 1,552 (8.15%) SQL Server
13 1,550 (8.14%) Windows
14 1,496 (7.86%) Scrum
15 1,470 (7.72%) .NET
16 1,411 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
17 1,396 (7.33%) SAP
18 1,367 (7.18%) Migration
19 1,331 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
20 1,319 (6.93%) Linux
21 1,315 (6.91%) TDD
22 1,273 (6.69%) Python
23 1,247 (6.55%) DevOps
24 1,229 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
25 1,219 (6.40%) Degree
26 1,167 (6.13%) HTML
27 1,146 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
28 1,083 (5.69%) Change Management
29 1,053 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
30 1,044 (5.48%) Analytics

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 409 (2.15%) Apache Spark
2 401 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 353 (1.85%) Confluence
4 226 (1.19%) SAS
5 212 (1.11%) Apache
6 196 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 194 (1.02%) CMS
8 189 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 162 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 146 (0.77%) IIS
11 136 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 109 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 100 (0.53%) Skype for Business
14 99 (0.52%) WebLogic
15 78 (0.41%) Mule
16 75 (0.39%) JBoss
17 72 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
17 72 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
18 71 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
19 70 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,146 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 720 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 460 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 361 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
5 321 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 102 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 86 (0.45%) InVision
8 85 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 63 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 61 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.089%) InDesign
12 16 (0.084%) Open Workbench
13 12 (0.063%) UserZoom
14 10 (0.053%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.053%) SPSS
15 8 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
16 7 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
17 6 (0.032%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.032%) HipChat
18 5 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 201 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 197 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 159 (0.84%) SAP FI
4 157 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
5 144 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 138 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
7 129 (0.68%) SAP CO
8 126 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
9 109 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
10 108 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
11 103 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
12 83 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
13 81 (0.43%) SAP ERP
14 76 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
15 74 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 65 (0.34%) NetSuite
17 63 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
18 60 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
19 57 (0.30%) ION MarketView
20 56 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,229 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1,053 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 485 (2.55%) Office 365
4 274 (1.44%) PaaS
5 219 (1.15%) SaaS
6 210 (1.10%) GitHub
7 207 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
8 162 (0.85%) IaaS
9 154 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 137 (0.72%) Serverless
11 124 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 121 (0.64%) OpenShift
13 105 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 91 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 85 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
16 81 (0.43%) npm
17 60 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 49 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
19 48 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 47 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 418 (2.20%) Firewall
2 246 (1.29%) WAN
3 227 (1.19%) Internet
4 210 (1.10%) LAN
5 209 (1.10%) SMS
6 204 (1.07%) DNS
7 179 (0.94%) Network Security
8 178 (0.93%) TCP/IP
9 157 (0.82%) SAN
10 147 (0.77%) Skype
11 144 (0.76%) VPN
12 113 (0.59%) HTTP
13 95 (0.50%) DHCP
14 91 (0.48%) Wireless
15 80 (0.42%) MPLS
15 80 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
16 78 (0.41%) SSL
17 77 (0.40%) BGP
18 75 (0.39%) Intranet
19 74 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,552 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 718 (3.77%) Big Data
3 673 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 550 (2.89%) Hadoop
5 494 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 430 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 353 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 340 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 308 (1.62%) Blockchain
10 296 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 291 (1.53%) MySQL
12 276 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
13 258 (1.36%) Oracle Database
14 257 (1.35%) Power BI
15 234 (1.23%) Apache Hive
16 190 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
17 189 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 152 (0.80%) RDBMS
19 143 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
20 135 (0.71%) HBase
Development Applications
1 909 (4.77%) Git (software)
2 848 (4.45%) Jenkins
3 829 (4.35%) JIRA
4 373 (1.96%) Maven
5 360 (1.89%) Selenium
6 256 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 246 (1.29%) Cucumber
8 245 (1.29%) Visual Studio
9 244 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 211 (1.11%) Subversion
11 182 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
12 148 (0.78%) JUnit
12 148 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 140 (0.74%) webpack
14 127 (0.67%) NUnit
15 97 (0.51%) Eclipse
15 97 (0.51%) WebDriver
16 89 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
17 86 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
18 85 (0.45%) MSTest
General
1 3,787 (19.89%) Banking
2 892 (4.69%) Retail
3 859 (4.51%) Front Office
4 807 (4.24%) Investment Banking
5 796 (4.18%) Marketing
6 793 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 684 (3.59%) Financial Institution
8 675 (3.55%) Manufacturing
9 575 (3.02%) Legal
10 391 (2.05%) Electronics
11 301 (1.58%) Retail Banking
12 259 (1.36%) Back Office
13 239 (1.26%) Advertising
14 186 (0.98%) Law
15 185 (0.97%) General Ledger
16 154 (0.81%) Billing
17 91 (0.48%) Publishing
18 83 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 82 (0.43%) Games
20 61 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4,700 (24.69%) Developer
2 3,353 (17.61%) Analyst
3 2,023 (10.63%) Project Manager
4 1,460 (7.67%) Business Analyst
5 1,315 (6.91%) Architect
6 1,056 (5.55%) Consultant
7 1,041 (5.47%) Java Developer
8 796 (4.18%) C# Developer
9 731 (3.84%) Senior Developer
10 580 (3.05%) .NET Developer
11 515 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
12 493 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
13 392 (2.06%) IT Manager
14 385 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
15 368 (1.93%) Data Analyst
16 364 (1.91%) Designer
17 329 (1.73%) React Developer
18 318 (1.67%) SQL Developer
19 315 (1.65%) C# .NET Developer
19 315 (1.65%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,470 (7.72%) .NET
2 1,167 (6.13%) HTML
3 990 (5.20%) AngularJS
4 939 (4.93%) CSS
5 823 (4.32%) Web Services
6 664 (3.49%) React
7 641 (3.37%) REST
8 588 (3.09%) Spring
9 545 (2.86%) HTML5
10 538 (2.83%) RESTful
11 513 (2.69%) Node.js
12 500 (2.63%) XML
13 458 (2.41%) ASP.NET
14 441 (2.32%) JSON
15 409 (2.15%) Middleware
16 390 (2.05%) Kafka
17 362 (1.90%) SOAP
18 338 (1.78%) jQuery
19 268 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
20 267 (1.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,591 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 814 (4.28%) User Experience
3 702 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
4 528 (2.77%) Fintech
5 517 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 484 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 473 (2.48%) Data Centre
8 470 (2.47%) Computer Science
9 426 (2.24%) Fixed Income
10 343 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 312 (1.64%) Derivative
12 287 (1.51%) Mobile App
13 283 (1.49%) Algorithms
14 244 (1.28%) Equities
15 227 (1.19%) Data Structures
16 210 (1.10%) Hedge funds
17 208 (1.09%) Virtual Team
18 147 (0.77%) Credit Risk
18 147 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
19 126 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,550 (8.14%) Windows
2 1,319 (6.93%) Linux
3 939 (4.93%) Unix
4 370 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 347 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 257 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 248 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 239 (1.26%) Android
9 212 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 175 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 167 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 122 (0.64%) Solaris
13 84 (0.44%) AIX
14 47 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 38 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 25 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 23 (0.12%) Mac OS X
19 21 (0.11%) CentOS
20 20 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,342 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2,298 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,152 (11.30%) Project Management
4 1,496 (7.86%) Scrum
5 1,411 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 1,367 (7.18%) Migration
7 1,331 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
8 1,315 (6.91%) TDD
9 1,247 (6.55%) DevOps
10 1,083 (5.69%) Change Management
11 1,044 (5.48%) Analytics
12 972 (5.11%) Business Analysis
13 950 (4.99%) ITIL
14 912 (4.79%) PRINCE2
15 877 (4.61%) Test Automation
16 863 (4.53%) SDLC
17 811 (4.26%) Programme Management
18 791 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
19 763 (4.01%) Waterfall
20 724 (3.80%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2,972 (15.61%) SQL
2 2,459 (12.92%) Java
3 1,741 (9.14%) JavaScript
4 1,725 (9.06%) C#
5 1,273 (6.69%) Python
6 410 (2.15%) Java 8
7 391 (2.05%) PowerShell
8 368 (1.93%) C++
9 311 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 296 (1.55%) VBA
11 264 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 256 (1.34%) Scala
13 255 (1.34%) Bash Shell
14 251 (1.32%) C
14 251 (1.32%) Ruby
15 233 (1.22%) Shell Script
16 217 (1.14%) Perl
17 215 (1.13%) TypeScript
18 194 (1.02%) R
19 186 (0.98%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,219 (6.40%) Degree
2 674 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 489 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 247 (1.30%) CISSP
5 231 (1.21%) PMI Certification
6 226 (1.19%) PMP
7 206 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 179 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 174 (0.91%) ISEB
10 168 (0.88%) CISM
11 142 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 126 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 123 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 122 (0.64%) CCNP
15 121 (0.64%) ISTQB
16 115 (0.60%) Master's Degree
17 106 (0.56%) CISA
18 92 (0.48%) CCNA
18 92 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
19 86 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 667 (3.50%) QA
2 657 (3.45%) PMO
3 388 (2.04%) GDPR
4 351 (1.84%) Data Quality
5 249 (1.31%) SLA
6 134 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 127 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 102 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 87 (0.46%) IFRS
10 77 (0.40%) COBIT
10 77 (0.40%) MiFID
11 75 (0.39%) PSD2
12 44 (0.23%) GCP
13 39 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 30 (0.16%) IFRS 9
15 29 (0.15%) EMIR
16 25 (0.13%) NIST 800
17 20 (0.11%) ISO 20022
17 20 (0.11%) SEPA
18 18 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 630 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 595 (3.13%) Docker
3 285 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 116 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 113 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 105 (0.55%) XenApp
7 104 (0.55%) HDFS
8 78 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 69 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 69 (0.36%) vSphere
10 68 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 65 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 54 (0.28%) Apache Flume
13 53 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 29 (0.15%) NFS
14 29 (0.15%) ProxySG
15 25 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 24 (0.13%) XenServer
17 22 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
18 21 (0.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 451 (2.37%) Ansible
2 322 (1.69%) Kubernetes
3 318 (1.67%) Puppet
4 312 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 255 (1.34%) SCCM
6 249 (1.31%) Terraform
7 91 (0.48%) Oozie
8 84 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 75 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
10 61 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 54 (0.28%) Packer
12 47 (0.25%) Salt
13 45 (0.24%) Mesos
14 44 (0.23%) Control-M
15 39 (0.20%) WSUS
16 38 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
17 34 (0.18%) SCOM
18 33 (0.17%) HP ALM
18 33 (0.17%) NetBackup
19 31 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,146 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 1,785 (9.38%) Oracle
3 1,396 (7.33%) SAP
4 471 (2.47%) VMware
5 433 (2.27%) Cisco
6 352 (1.85%) IBM
7 343 (1.80%) Citrix
8 280 (1.47%) Tableau
9 256 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
10 232 (1.22%) Google
11 213 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 193 (1.01%) Adobe
12 193 (1.01%) HP
13 187 (0.98%) Splunk
14 152 (0.80%) ServiceNow
15 147 (0.77%) Bloomberg
16 126 (0.66%) Hyperion
17 124 (0.65%) CheckPoint
18 122 (0.64%) Sybase
19 116 (0.61%) Cognos